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  1. Very recently, I asked you all for prayer after letting someone I care about go (https://www.worthychristianforums.com/topic/244704-please-pray-for-the-girl-i-care-about-and-me/?tab=comments#comment-3092492). It's been very hard. I've missed her tremendously, and I've almost constantly questioned my decision. But on Monday, in reading a book for my church small group (What Now? by Hannah Duggan), I (completely unexpectedly) came across the following passage. I was absolutely shocked and amazed at the timing and relevance of this. I knew it had to be God. This brought me an enormous amount of comfort, and even though I still miss her and worry about her, I know the best thing I can do for her now is to pray for her and trust God with the rest. Maybe God intends for us to come back together sometime in the future, maybe not. Nonetheless, may God's will be done in both our lives. Thank you all so much for your prayers thus far!
  2. I pray you are encouraged by this classic Petra song (from 1982.)
  3. Another good devotional by Paul Ellis, hope it will encourage others, too. By Paul Ellis, Escapetoreality Branches are Not Sticks: Why God Will Never Cast You Away Posted on August 2, 2018 by Paul Ellis // 37 Comments “Whoever comes to me I will never cast away” (John 6:37). Jesus promised he would never cast away those who come to him, yet some people fear he might. Because Jesus is fickle and he changes his mind a lot. Of course, that’s not true, yet some worry that it might be true, because of what he said here: If anyone does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. (John 15:6) How do these words make you feel? Read them again, then see which of the following responses best describes your reaction: 1. “I’m in trouble. I don’t know if I’m abiding, so I’m in danger of being cast into the fire.” This is the response of the uncertain or lukewarm mind. It’s the response of someone who has not fully understood the good news of grace. 2. “These words aren’t for me because I’m a good Christian. I’m not perfect, but I’m at least better than 50% of the people reading this.” This is the response of the self-righteous. Again, it’s the response of someone who has not understood the good news of grace. 3. “I’ve got nothing to fear because God loves and he will never leave me. Since I am one with the Lord, it is impossible for him to cast me away.” This is the response of those who have been set free by the gospel and are growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. If your response was an insecure (1) or a self-righteous (2), don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. To the self-righteous and those of you who think you are good enough for God, I have some liberating news: you are wretched, poor, blind, and naked. God’s law says so. Okay, so that wasn’t good news, but this is: Jesus gives grace to the wretched and he clothes the naked. Put off your filthy rags and put on the spotless garments of his righteousness. No one is good enough for God, but God is more than good enough for us. His best is better than your worst. His grace is greater than your self-righteousness. Believe it. And now some good news for the insecure and anxious. In the parable of the vine and the branches (John 15:1-8), Jesus talks about two kinds of people: Those who abide in him Those who don’t abide in him and are cast away Question 1: Who abides in Jesus? The believer. “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God” (1 John 4:15). A believer, by definition, abides in the Lord. They are not merely branches, but “branches in me” (John 15:6). Because a believer is in union with the Lord, they bear his fruit, and if they don’t, God nurtures them and lifts them up. He doesn’t cut them off. Question 2: Who doesn’t abide and is cast away? The unbeliever. Reject the life that Christ offers, and you will have no life in you. You will be a dead stick rather than a living branch. This is what happened to the religious Jews who rejected Jesus. They “were broken off for their unbelief” (Rom. 11:20). Who broke them off? Not God, but themselves. “They stumbled… theysought to establish their own righteousness … they killed the prophets” (Rom. 9:32, 10:3, 11:3). Some think that God cuts off unfruitful branches because God allegedly cut off the Jews, but “God did not reject his people” (Rom. 11:2); the Jews rejected God. And by Jews I mean the Jews as a nation rejected Jesus, while many individual Jews accepted him. Question 3: What’s the takeaway? Abide in the love of God. Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; abide in my love. (John 15:9) We don’t abide to get into the love of God; we get to abide because he loves us. Notice the order in the verse above. There is a proclamation (unconditional love from God to you through Jesus) followed by an invitation (abide in that love; agree that Jesus is the Son of the God who loves us). When you know how much God loves you, you’ll stop striving to earn his love. You will not fear that he may cut you off and cast you away. (He promised he wouldn’t.) You will be at home in his love. Your heavenly Father loves you. There is nothing you can do to make him love you more, and nothing you can do to make him love you less. “Abide in the vine” is both a statement of your union with Christ and an exhortation to live from the pleasant security of that union.
  4. This is a good promise for us Christians to stand on: 1 Peter 3:13-22 New International Version (NIV) 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[a]; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
  5. Shalom to the entire community , one of our sister In USA was released from prison about 2 and half years ago. When back home her son started his teenage crisis and her parents both unbelievers have kept condemning her each day treating her like a criminal. She works in prison ministry for a church has 3 jobs but can't find her own appartment has everyone judges either her past or her weak financial situation. She needs courage to endure her family constant attack as she has no other place to go, and to deal with her son's rebellion. She needs a miracle to move out with her son but also has not stop questioning why God has not yet answered her prayer. Please pray for our sister. Be blessed.
  6. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. 1 John 5:4 Our faith has overcome the world, we must stay in it. God is greater than any problem or temptation. I may not know what you are going through right now, but you can overcome it, because "...everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world." (1 John 5:4) We love because he first loved us, so love your brothers and sisters. Show the love of Christ and overcome hate. I don't know if this may be you, but, for those who are unsure about Homosexuality, follow God. If you know in your heart, that it's wrong, whatever it may be, HAVE FAITH. Get born again. Again, our faith has overcome the world. Rejoice! Our father hears us. You can do this, study the word, and listen to God. He loves you no matter what. He wants to be with you.
  7. Look Up When your energy wanes And you start to feel blue When your skies turn to gray As they sometimes will do It's the time to look up When you start feeling down God can bring forth a smile By reversing a frown "When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul."Psalm 94:19 "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22
  8. Encouragement, and only Spiritual encouragement is allowed here. No excuses, nor deceits. Only humility. And I mean the good encouragement, that I see lacking so much in the Christian community. The Spirit cries and urges for: Love, love, love! I see people encouraging a dead faith, which discourages people of reading and/or practicing what the Lord Jesus said. That encourages uncleaness, and despise holiness and the grace and mercy of our God... "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1 And I tell you: Every word He spoke and it is now written was not in vain. It is all written for our own benefit, if we put in practice. "But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life." - Romans 6:22 I see so many people finding excuses not to put the Word in practice, by saying: "It is by grace we have been saved" "I do not care... He paid for it" Many people have a misunderstanding of the grace, and I want to believe it is of ignorance. Sorry, but the grace that is given to us is exactly for this: To please our God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Thessalonians 5:23 As we know, we can do all things in Christ Jesus... Because nothing of the Spirit is contrary to God. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23 Sanctification that comes by faith, as without faith it is impossible to please Him. But when we see people comfortable in the hands of Satan, fulfilling the lusts of their flesh and living in communion with their bad habits, I feel sad. I feel sad because they do not do what the Lord Jesus said to us: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." - Matthew 7:7 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" - Luke 11:13 And judge for yourself if the works of the flesh is something to be comfortable with: "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galatians 5:19-21 And I do not write this to scare you, but to encourage you to be in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who loves you beyond your imagination. But if we despise so great a grace and salvation... Then we really are in danger. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." - Hebrews 10:31 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." - John 3:19 But I really want all of us to please God through love... Because God is good and He loves us, so much, He sent His Son to save us and protect us under His mighty hands. And I am not here to make you feel comfortable in your flesh, I want you to be comfortable in the Spirit. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." - Romans 8:6 Because comfort in the flesh is a deceit, the flesh will only lead us to death, its fruits are all evil. "but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." - Hebrews 3:13 But in Christ Jesus we are secure, because He is life, and He loves us. "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." - Romans 8:1 But why are we hardly seeing any encouragement from the Spirit nowadays?! I feel the Church is greatly quenched Spiritually, there are few people who are really fervent in the Spirit. And Scripture is clear that we should seek to be dead indeed to the flesh and alive to God, in Christ Jesus, through faith. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16 "not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" - Romans 12:11 "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." - Romans 12:14 We have so great an opportunity to please and do what is good in the sight of God through Christ Jesus, and many people are despising this grace. We sure may fail sometimes, but seeking daily in prayer and humble ourselves under the mighty hands of God. And we will overcome all of our problems and difficulties we find in the flesh. And I tell this from experience. But people simply forget and do not go and seek for more grace... As without faith it is impossible to please Him. "Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”" - James 4:5-6 "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." - James 4:10 We are so powerless, so weak, so easily dominated by the flesh without the grace of God, that we should seek Him daily. But when we know of such good things, and still despise Him, and still do not look forward to please Him. If we know how to do good, and we do not... Then we start to get in serious danger. "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." - James 4:17 "For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit." - 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 Unless you want to despise His blood, and reject His grace, and live under the dominion of Satan. If not, then please humble yourselves daily before Him, and repent, indeed, of your wicked ways... If indeed you have tasted that He is gracious. I see some people who are in the world and when someone died for them in an accident of some sort... They are so thankful that they dedicate their lives to that person. And they do that for a sinner... And for the Lord Jesus, who gave their life for them and rose again, people are so reluctant to obey Him. It is no wonder that many will say to Him in that Day... Many will seek to enter, but they will not be able. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." - Matthew 7:14 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able." - Luke 13:24 Judge for yourself if indeed is pleasant in the sight of the Lord that we are more friend of the flesh than His. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who loves us abundantly cries, and cries, and say: "Do you really love me?!" "So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”" - John 21:15 Do you really think the Lord Jesus wants to see you in the hands of Satan and doing what he pleases?! I say no, He wants you to live with Him, doing His will. "to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts 26:18 Then please, cry, and cry, and cry whenever you need and feel... Because the Lord will come to you quickly and He will deliver you from the evil one. "And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" - Luke 18:7-8 "Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom." - James 4:9 What I see today is that the Church is greatly quenched Spiritually. The flesh is prevailing against many members, and this should not be happening. We see dissensions, heresies, hate, slander, evil-speaking, unnecessary jokes, unholy practices... And the list goes on. I see many people resisting the Holy Spirit, and insulting the grace of our God by treating it as excuse to sin. "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?" - Romans 6:1-2 And I say again: Do not seek for excuses to sin. But seek for excuses to humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God and ask for more grace. "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent." - Revelation 3:19 "But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." - Matthew 9:13 Just go to me and ask, says the Lord, humble yourselves and get freely of My grace. "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9 The Lord Jesus calls you today. Come, and start living in His light. "But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" - 1 Peter 2:9 "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." - 1 John 1:7 May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you abundantly and that you continue to walk with Him with all sincerity and humility. And that you know that He loves you so much, so much, that He want you closer and closer to Him each day. Remember, you were bought at a price... Then honor God both in body and in spirit. "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." - John 15:13 Please, let us encourage one another in the Spirit. This pleases the Lord. Glory to God! Amen.
  9. Jeremiah: Encouraging Words For Difficult Times Bible Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-28; 32:16-44. Memory Verse: ‘I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.’ 1:19 ‘ Call unto me and I will..’ (33:3) Aim: To receive encouragement, wisdom and strength for living from the book of Jeremiah.. Introduction: Jeremiah wrote from 629-588 BC to Judah. He was the son of Hilkiah the priest (1:1). God chose him before his birth to be a prophet (1:5). He protested God’s call because of his youth (1:6). He prophesied during the reigns of godly king Josiah, Jehoiakim (ungodly, Bible burning), Jehoiachin (90 day reign), Zedekiah (Judah’s last king), Gedaliah (Babylonian appointed governor) and Johanan. He pleaded with Judah to return to God (3:12-15). He was commanded to remain unmarried (16:2). He prophesied the Babylonian captivity would last 70 years (25:11,12; 29:10). He was the weeping prophet (9:1). He was imprisoned, but freed by Nebuchadnezzar (40:1-6). Johanan took him to Egypt 43:1. He rebuked Egypt (46), Philistia (47), Moab (48), Ammon (49), Edom(49), Damascus (49), Elam (49), Babylon. 1. 1:5 God knew us before our birth & ordained us to do a work. ‘Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, I ordained thee a prophet to the nations.’ 2. 1:6 God can overcome our fear of speaking for Him by putting His words in our mouth.‘I cannot speak: for I am a child. Say not, I am a child:.. Be not afraid of their faces:…I have put my words in thy mouth.’ 3. 1:10 How to restore a country is by uprooting error and by building truth. ‘I have this day set thee over the nations & over the kingdoms, to root out, to pull down, to destroy, to throw down, to build, & to plant’ 4. 1:19 God is with us to deliver us from trouble. ‘I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.’ 5. 2:5 God asks backsliders: What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me ? 6. 3:10 Importance of wholeheartedness. ‘Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.’ 3:12 ‘I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.’ 7. 3:15 Good pastors are a gift from God. Appreciate and value them. ‘I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’ 8. 3:17 Jerusalem will be the throne of the LORD and the world capital in the millennium. ‘At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it,’ 9. 3:18 Israelites will return from Russia to Israel in the last days. ‘they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.’ 10. 5:5 Speak with and learn from great men. ‘I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God:’ 11. 5:25 Sin causes us to lose good things. ‘your sins have withholden good things from you.’ 5:25. 12. 6:16 Value and ask for the old paths and the good way. Peace will result. ‘ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.’ 13. 7:18 Serve God as a family. The Catholic ‘Queen of heaven’ is a pagan idea which angers God. ‘The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.’ 14. 7:31 Babies go to heaven at death, not to hell. God never thought of sending babies to hell. ‘they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.’ 15. 8:20 Get saved early in life. ‘The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.’ 16. 9:23,24 Don’t glory in wisdom, might or riches, but that you understand and know God to be a God of lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness. ‘let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, & righteousness, in the earth’ 17. 10:1-4 Learn not the way of the heathen. Christmas trees are of pagan origin. ‘Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.’ 18. 10:21 Pastors must seek the LORD or their people will be scattered. ‘the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.’ 19. 10:23,24 A prayer for guidance and gentle correction. ‘O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.’ 20. 12:5 If you can’t solve small problems, you won’t solve bigger problems. ‘If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?’ 1364 21. 12:10 Pastors can buld a church or destroy it by sin, laziness, wrong decisions or not appreciating it. ‘Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.’ 22. 13:23 Some things can’t be fixed. Bad habits are hard to correct. ‘Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.’ 23. 15:1 God is persuaded by Godly Christians. Yet even Godly Christians can’t change God’s mind against evil. ‘Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people:’ 24. 15:16 Take God’s word into our innermost being. It will give joy. ‘Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:’ 25. 17:5-11 The cursed man (5), the blessed man (7), the heart (9), riches by dishonesty (11). 26. 18:7-10 God blesses repentant nations (7-8). God withholds good from sinful nations (9-10). 27. 20:9 We are created to give out God’s word. We cannot keep it in. ‘Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.’ 28. 20:13 ‘Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.’ 29. 21:8 Our choice ‘Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death’ 30. 22:1-4 Look for the way to escape trouble. God offered Judah a way to avoid destruction. 31. 22:13 Pay your debts. ‘Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;’ 32. 22:24,30 Jeconiah’s line to Joseph.(Matthew 1:11). ‘no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.’ Joseph descended from Jeconiah. 33. 23:1,2 Pastors should visit people or they scatter. ‘Woe be unto the pastors that destroy & scatter…’ 34. 23:4 Pastor’s duties: ‘I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.’ 35. 23:5,6 Messiah will descend from David. ‘I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,’ 36. 23:12 God visits nations & individuals for good or evil. ‘I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation,’ 37. 23:16 False prophets speak of their own heart. ‘they speak a vision of their own heart,’ 25,26. 38. 23:23,24 God is close to us yet fills heaven and earth. ‘Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?’ ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.’ 24. 39. 23:28 ‘he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully.’ 23:36 False prophets ‘perverted the words of the living God,’ Examples are NIV, modern versions. 40. 25:9 God uses wicked people to punish wicked people: ‘Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant.’ God punishes wicked oppressors. ‘these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity,’25:11,12,14. ‘After 70 years at Babylon I will visit ‘ 29:10 41. 29:7 ‘seek the peace of the city…. in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.’ 42. 29:11-14 ‘I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you an expected end. ye shall seek me, & find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 43. 31:3 Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 44. 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 30:20 I will punish all that oppress them. 45. 31:31,33,34 I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel,the house of Judah: Heb 8:8,13;12:24 46. 32:16-19 Prayer: Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power.. 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Omnipotent. 47. 33:3 ‘Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.’ 48. 38:17,18 God provides a way of avoiding destruction (17). Verse 18 disproves the book of Mormon. Nobody named Nephi left Jerusalem in 600BC to escape Babylonian destruction as BOM claims. ‘if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon’s princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not escape out of their hand.’ Answers p.794.
  10. "He will NEVER leave us or forsake us" for this I am thankful. This verse has has literally helped me through so much. Even though I strayed from fellowship and HIS presence, it is reassuring to know "HE NEVER leaves me." Thank you Father for your unconditional LOVE...I long to be in your presence again. Thank you for this site and the people you have chosen to create it. Even though I have not been faithful to you, you are always faithful to me...you have NEVER left me. I hope this is your will and your way for myself and many others to fellowship, learn and fulfill your will for my(our) lives. Teach me to LOVE others the way you LOVE me, UNCONDITIONALLY. Amen Deuteronomy 31:6, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; "He will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:8, The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Isaiah 41:17 "The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. "Isaiah 42:16 "I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do;I will not forsake them." Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
  11. Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ. I want to let you know that I need for you to pray for me. Because I am facing a impossible time in my life, as well as other difficult problems. Please pray that the Lord would help me to be closer to Him,protect me,deliver me,be more faithful to Him, guide me, & to safe guard my future. I also ask that Satan's plans for me & my family's life fail. Please remember us in your prayers. Tell your friends,family,pastor and church to pray for me & my family daily. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Your Brother in Christ Anthony. <3
  12. "I've come too far to look back. My feet have walk through the valley. I've climbed mountains, crossed rivers. Desert places I've known. But I'm nearing the home shore. The redeemed are rejoicing. Heaven's angel's are singing. I've come too far to look back" I just wanted to share how great god is & how faithful he has been. How he's been there for me and how he kept me alive when I've always wanted to take my last breath on this earth. I've wanted to share a piece of my testimony, in fact, it's been on my mind for awhile now but after praying about I feel that this is the right time. I pray and hope it will bring glory and praise to the lord and will also encourage others to stand strong and if you fall, just remember Jesus will carry you! I just want to praise god and bring him glory. He has been so faithful, wonderful & loving. When I felt no one cared, he was there. When I wanted to give up life, he never gave up on me. There were times where I felt so lost and I didn't know what I was doing. But he still loved me. You see what I've learnt is that god never changes and I'm so grateful for that. He wakes me up every morning when I don't deserve to be woken up. And so begins the new journey I am on. You see god has been so good to me. My life was a living hell, a wreck and along with it? I was a mess myself. A few months ago I just had enough. I gave up on myself, I gave up on life & sadly, I gave up on god. I remember very well that it was a Tuesday that I decided enough was enough, I'm going to end my life. I just couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't go on with life any longer.It was like the longer I pushed myself to keep trying to change my life around, or just to get better, it wasn't going to work out at all. I chose Tuesday as the perfect day cause I knew no one would be home. My brother & dad will be working while my mother will be going up to the store to do some grocery shopping, she asked if i wanted to come and I said "no, I'm okay. I'll stay home." She was about to leave when my Aunt showed up with her kids asking if we could just babysit a few of her girls while she takes the others. She had some appointment to go to and she couldn't take all of them. So we agreed...And you guessed it, I ended up going to the store with the girls. It may seem like nothing, but to me that was god saying that he cared for me. That he saw me and what I was going through and that it's not the end. When the day was over I just layed there in bed thinking about my life. A week or two later I had a dream. I dream that it was night time and I saw stars. There was a song playing in the background (Jireh - draw me nearer) and (We'll just say my real names kay). Anyways, I heard god whisper to me in the dream "Kay, I love you". I woke up with so much love that I felt in my heart. I couldn't stop playing the song either. On that very same day I felt that the lord planted a seed in my heart. I couldn't explain what it was but I knew something in me just changed. I felt stronger. I felt like I CAN face the world, I CAN make it, I CAN do it and I CAN go through anything. Sometimes I think about the dream & that's all it takes, just the thought that the lord loves me will pull me through the day. It makes me feel so blessed that our creator loves us. It's just a blessing to know that he is watching us. And one day, we'll see him in eternity. My life isn't perfect at all, I still go through hard times but one thing has changed. I am stronger in Jesus, I know who walks with me. I may fail most times with praying or reading the bible but I am grateful that he has given me a chance to wake up each morning to live another day. May the lord our god be praised! Amen & Amen.
  13. Blessings Worthy Family It is SOOOO great to be here,I love you ,my Worthy Family, very much,,,,,,,,recently I was gone almost 2 months for personal reasons and I didn't talk much about it because it is not anything special to talk about,all good though,,,,,,,But coming back here & getting back in the swing of things is much to talk about & give Glory to God!!! God Bless this Ministry,God is HERE in the midst of us ,,,,,in His Blessed Place Worthy Christian Forums! Halleluyah! I cannot express to all of you how my spirit is Filled with such JOY being with you ,,,,,, There was a big empty in my heart & soul as I was not here and honestly,it was not so easy to get back into the rhythm & rhyme........it is coming back slowly but surely,Praise Jesus! I just wanted to take a moment to thank our Lord for this Place,to ask you to join me in asking God to continue to Bless this Ministry & to Bless us all with His Wisdom & Understanding AND the discernment of when to speak & when to be silent,,,,,,,, Let us embrace one another,uplift,encourage,extol,edify & spread the Gospel ,,,,,,,,,Praise Jesus! With love-in Christ,Kwik
  14. THE GOD IN ME It's the God in me that keeps me free to be me. Only God can change me, dismiss my past & rearrange me into the woman of God that He has called me to be. I once was blind but now I can see, that it's the God in me that allows me to be the woman, the mother, the wife, or the boo. The woman that God has placed to speak a word into you. A word that comes forth so bold & so new; leaving you baffled as to how I do what I do. But it's not me ---nah I'm just the ves-sel; but some would think it's quite stress-ful to take on your fears, your worries, and your doubt ....but I'm just an ear for you to let it all out. I'm not Jesus, so I can't carry your every bur-den; but I can speak a word-in your life---to help you get thru whatever is causing your heartache & pain, and let you know there is sunshine after the rain. And if you should ever doubt, I'm here to tell you there is a way out. Out of the darkness and into the light, where the arms of Jesus will hold you tonight! ©Kaye F. D.
  15. UNFAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS She stood still in the midst of darkness. All of a sudden, the walls began to close in around her, but she could not move. She just stood there helpless, with no way out. She thought to herself, "This place is lonely, dark, cold, and miserable. How could anyone survive in a place like this?" She cried out for help, but no one answered. She cried out again saying, "God help me! Where am I?" She started to weep; and as her tears fell to the floor of this cold, dark, and lonely place, she saw a glimpse of light from above. Finally the Lord answered her saying, "This place that you said was so cold, dark, lonely, and miserable was the inside of your heart. You said you loved me with all of your heart, but it was only when the tears fell from your eyes that I believed you."- Ms. Kaye *Just a little something from my imagination*-Peace & blessings!
  16. Food4thought: We all know that the seeds we plant will become the harvest we reap. We don't plant apple seeds hoping to get a plum tree; so why would you expect a harvest of love if all you plant is hate & negativity? We all have our seasons where we have planted good seeds, but experienced a season of drought, storms, or a season of nothing at all. But keep on planting those good seeds, and in DUE SEASON, you will produce the most beautiful fruit of all! Just something to encourage you. God bless.
  17. the Lord speaks to me sometimes in song , this morning as i woke up it was i was hearing people in a very large crowd with angels in echo singing " I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS No Turning Back No Turning Back The Cross Before me The World Behind me The Cross Before me the World behind me The Cross Before me The World Behind me NO TURNING BACK NO TURNING BACK ! When we let go of the tight grip of the worldly things , we will draw closer than ever before to the Father but we must have Faith and Trust in HIM Please this will have to be a decision that you make from your own heart , and only the Holy Spirit will reach you about FACEBOOK It may seem a good thing , or like you think you are making it better but the Lord spoke to me and said " Deborah Leah " if you sin and try to cover it with a white cloth dont you know i see under the cloth ?" Things that are rooted in such evil , are not Glorifying to GOD at all And We as His precious children are to Abstain from the appearance of Evil I know you may think that sharing Jesus on a Social Networking blog that is Non Christian but as Jesus said even though the tares and wheat grow together , they both will be plucked up and seperated what is so rooted in Facebook is so dark and sinister that some dont realize or want to realize it is not Where Jesus would want us . Heres what helped me say good bye to Facebook Think about " WWJD " would Jesus approve of what is being put on my wall , either by me or " friends of facebook " and would i be ashamed to show him ? Did you know Facebook , will allow from bullying , to child exploitation , even recently the beheading of Christians ! everything from porn to suicide , and satanism is allowed and the worst is the new thing people are doing using the thumbs up in like and saying the foul blasophomist word with the letter f #$@ Jesus with over 129,000 and more liking it ? They are blasophming Jesus on Facebook , i draw the line when a company allows this kind of thing and wont take it off . i have tried to leave Facebook over and over 3 times , i felt like a herione addict thinking i would not survive if i didnt have it connected when all along its just a Lie and a part of Satans deception from brain washing the christian into the cute fuzzy farmville games to the role playing games to keeping you so occupied in chat and comments your whole day is Wasted in Facebook , instead of reading the WORD or singing praises to Jesus Im sorry but for me personally i chose to stay away i still have skype to talk to my loved ones email, and the ever popular snail mail or the phone if need be due to i live in Australia and family in USA but the Holy Spirit wants us to let go of the Tight grip of the world and the things in it and cling tighter to HIM Jesus wants you to draw closer in fellowship and also to protect you dear Children from the Wiles of the Devil and internet is his WEB of Deceit i left Facebook started my own blog and still share Jesus but now i have a clean conscience knowing i am not supporting a socail network that is rooted in such evil and blasophmy against GOD or the Holy Spirit Please dont quench the Holy Spirit Child when you think you can compromise with the world and live like it then the still small voice becomes more and more faint in the distance and the world becomes your god Jesus has warned us in the last days that even the elect would try and be decieved Satan dangles things like Facebook to make you think you can be a part of it even though its rotting at the root in evil . read about the founder of Facebook , and the Alumanati and all the things it promotes and tell your self this " if i even log on to it and like a page i am supporting the Blog and supporting the Evil behind it . Jesus said to be seperate from the world , we may be in the world but we are not of it to FLEE even the appearance of evil I promise you your life will be more at peace you will not feel the anger , frustration , see the gossip of the news and media , or feel the fear if you leave it and true friends will stick beside you closer than a brother no matter if you leave Facebook i had over 115 friends , would you know since i left i have only 3 that now contact me ! goes to show you FACE BOOK is not your friend its a Fraud and a fake way satan uses the things of the world to entrap you please note this is your choice but for me i have decided to follow Jesus , the cross before me the world behind me NO TURNING BACK NO TURNING BACK God bless and Shalom Deborah Leah Yeppoon , Qld Australia
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